What's In Amani's Food? [Purina Sues Blue Buff/Pet Food Honesty Update]

About a week ago I received a text from a -very reliably source- containing some pretty disturbing news in it....

Now, if you are following Amani's cat journey to better health (just click on the overhead link, "Amani") you know that she follows a strict diet of Blue Buffalo food that is suppose to be completely Grain Free.  The food, FREEDOM by Blue Buffalo not only claims to be Grain-Free, it also claims to be free of Glutens and artificial preservatives.  Over the course of Amani's life she has ONLY eaten food by the Blue Buffalo brand, and I, as her overly devoted cat mother have trusted this company for many years as the leading source of proper nutrition for my feline friends.

Either way, I sadly post the following letter...This is not the original one I received, but one updated today. [from PetFoodHonesty.com]

UPDATE: May 12, 2014
Statement of Purina
Last week Purina filed a lawsuit detailing independent test results that show that Blue Buffalo is not being honest about the ingredients in many of their best-selling pet foods. 

We also posted a website, www.petfoodhonesty.com, so that the public can learn more about the issues in the case.

In light of public threats from Blue Buffalo to sue Purina (and even individuals at our company) for defamation, we have amended our complaint to ask the Missouri federal court to review our website and our public statements, and rule – as a matter of law – that they are not defamatory

We are confident in the test results, which show that Blue Buffalo products contain by-products, corn and grain – exactly the opposite of what Blue Buffalo is telling consumers.

Blue, a billion-dollar company that spent more than $50 million in advertising in 2013 attacking “big name manufacturers,” simply doesn’t like that the truth is getting out. We believe consumers deserve honesty, and we are not alone. Our lawsuit follows two separate decisions of the National Advertising Division (NAD) of the Council of Better Business Bureaus recommending Blue Buffalo change advertising it found to be misleading and disparaging against competitors.

At Purina, we believe that honesty is the most important ingredient in the relationship between pet owners and pet food manufacturers. That is why we have filed this action, and that is why we believe the truth will prevail.

Now, whether you believe these allegations to be true or not, I know for sure, if you are a true lover of your pet, and animals alike, you will do some careful research into the topic.  I personally have chosen to suspend feeding Amani and foods from Blue Buffalo until the Purina lawsuit is completed.  Therefore I am off on the next quest to find a healthier alternative to the Blue Brand...  If anyone has any favorite natural cat foods that they stand by, please comment below.  Also, please keep in mind that Amani only likes Seafoods.  She refused to touch chicken for some reason. :)

Thank you all!

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